dorsal tuberomammillary nucleus
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The term dorsal tuberomammillary nucleus refers to the most dorsomedial and rostral of three components of the magnocellular tuberomammillary nuclei identified by Nissl stain in the posterior hypothalamic region of the rat ( Koehler-1985 ) and the mouse ( Paxinos-2001; Hof-2000 ). In the rat it is embedded dorsally in the posterior periventricular nucleus ( Swanson-2004 ). In the mouse it is located between the posterior hypothalamic area dorsally and the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus ventrally.
     It is not identified in human ( Saper-2004; Mai-2004 ) or macaque ( Bleier-1984; Paxinos-2009a ) atlases. The other components of the magnocellular tuberomammillary nuclei are the tuberomammillary nucleus and the diffuse tuberomammillary nucleus. Functionally it is part of the behavioral state system ( Swanson-2004 ).

Also known as: No other name for this structure has appeared in PubMed.NeuroNames ID : 1881


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